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The phrase ‘primus inter pares’ occasionally springs to mind when thinking of French viticulture. For there might be many pretenders to this country’s greatest wines, but it still provides many of the vinous benchmarks, be they from Bordeaux, Burgundy, Loire, Alsace, or the Rhône. Countless winegrowers aspire, and rightly so: it was probably a French bottle that stimulated and motivated them to their chosen course. And, of course, standards have had to rise to meet many of these challengers from outside the country – there can be no resting on laurels, much to the benefit of the consumer. Allez les Bleus !

La Marina Cuvée Océane, Domaine de Ménard, 2019
Bright and tasty easy drinking white, crisp and dry, it's perfectly paired with all types of food.
£8.75
£10.95
Country
France
Region
Regional
Style
Fruity & Balanced
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Saint-Chinian, Vignes Royales de Berlou, 2017
Easy going red that will be the perfect match of most of meals. Juicy and charming.
£8.99
£10.95
Country
France
Region
Rhone
Style
Fruity & Uplifting
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Côtes du Rhône-Villages, Plan de Dieu, Font Sarade, 2019
When you go to South of France and you smell thyme, bay leave, flowers and the ripen, sun mouthful red fruits, the dream, right? And what if you can find it all in this bottle?
£11.20
£13.50
Country
France
Region
Rhône
Style
Fruity & Uplifting
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Ventoux, Les Terres Rouges, Font Sarade, 2018
Forget the fact that Ventoux is not one of the ‘smart’ appellations, we go with the winemaking skills of the Burle father/daughter team.
£11.50
Country
France
Region
Rhône
Style
Fruity & Uplifting
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Château Crusquet de Lagarcie, Blaye-Côtes de Bordeaux, 2016
From the great 2015 vintage, a classic Claret that will please all Bordeaux blend lovers.
£12.50
Country
France
Region
Bordeaux
Style
Classic & Savory
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Crémant de Bourgogne, Brut, Manciat-Poncet, NV
Perfect sparkling as an everyday treat, far better than most of the cheaper Champagne!
£13.00
£15.50
Country
France
Region
Burgundy
Style
Classic & Perfumed
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Côtes-du-Rhône, Château de Saint Cosme, 2019
There cannot be a better Côtes-du-Rhône, can there? Especially when it’s from such a stellar vintage.
£13.95
Country
France
Region
Rhône
Style
Classic & Savory
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Bourgogne rouge, Le Clos, Manciat-Poncet, 2017
A Pinot Noir to suit every occasion: simple but delicious!
£13.95
Country
France
Region
Burgundy
Style
Light & Perfumed
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Château de Francs, Francs-Cotes de Bordeaux, 2016
One of our perennial favourites in our Claret range, made by two of the greatest winemakers of the region.
£14.50
Country
France
Region
Bordeaux
Style
Classic & Savory
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Château de La Grave, ‘Grains Fins’ blanc, 2019
Sumptuous unusual white Bordeaux blend, a dry round wine with a lot of character.
£14.95
Country
France
Region
Bordeaux
Style
Floral & Aromatic
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Château Trians Rosé, Domaine de Trians, 2019
Provence is the top stop for rosé and Château Trians one of the finest examples.
£14.95
Country
France
Region
Provence
Style
Dry & Crisp
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Les Deux Albion, Blanc, Château de Saint Cosme, 2018
The new project from Gigondas maestro Louis Barrol, a mouthfilling, deep white, simply sublime.
£15.95
Country
France
Region
Regional
Style
Floral & Aromatic
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Sancerre, Rosé, Vincent Grall, 2019
Refreshing during the summer and a perfect match with Asian cuisine during the winter.
£16.40
£20.00
Country
France
Region
Loire
Style
Dry & Crisp
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Love by Léoube rosé, 2019
Joyful and vibrant rosé, to be shared with good friends (or not shared at all!).
£16.50
Country
France
Region
Provence
Style
Dry & Crisp
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Vacqueyras, Les Hauts de La Ponche, Font Sarade, 2016
One of the great Rhône vintages of recent times, so it’s beautiful for drinking now, but will also last until 2022.
£16.50
Country
France
Region
Rhône
Style
Fruity & Uplifting
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Château Tour du Moulin, Terres Rouges, Fronsac, 2016
The wine that shows us the great terroir of Fronsac, still underrated and very accessible.
£16.55
£19.00
Country
France
Region
Bordeaux
Style
Classic & Savory
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Clos des Lunes, Lune d’Argent, 2018
One of the greatest points of reference for dry white wines of Bordeaux, a blend of elegance and richness. High bewitching power!
£16.95
Country
France
Region
Bordeaux
Style
Floral & Aromatic
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Sancerre, Vincent Grall, 2019
Our all-time favourite Sancerre, intense flinty, citrus aromas. Complex and refreshing.
£17.95
Country
France
Region
Loire
Style
Crisp & Clean
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Petit Chablis, Thierry Laffay, 2018
There is a lot of mass-produced Chablis, but this is as far removed as one can get.
£18.50
Country
France
Region
Burgundy
Style
Crisp & Clean
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Vinsobres, Château de Rouanne, 2018
It often takes a few vintages before a newly-acquired vineyard starts to perform at the highest level, but here, it’s already in place.
£19.50
Country
France
Region
Rhone
Style
Fruity & Uplifting
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Gigondas, Cuvée les Pigières, Font Sarade, 2016
Gigondas used to suffer by comparison to neighbouring Châteauneuf-du-Pape, but this is no longer the case, wines every bit as good.
£19.50
Country
France
Region
Rhone
Style
Fruity & Uplifting
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Rully, Montmorin, Jean Chartron, 2018
Rully blanc is one of those wines that has consistently maintained an excellent ‘rapport prix/qualité’, and long may that continue
£19.95
Country
France
Region
Burgundy
Style
Fruity & Balanced
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Bourgogne Pinot Noir, Thierry Matrot, 2018
Absolute textbook Pinot, a model for any aspiring grower, whether Burgundian or New World.
£19.95
Country
France
Region
Burgundy
Style
Light & Perfumed
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Crozes-Hermitage, Domaine du Colombier, 2016
There was a time when Crozes was on every restaurant wine-list in the land, such was the value. That value hasn’t changed one bit.
£19.95
Country
France
Region
Rhone
Style
Classic & Savory
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Bourgogne Chardonnay, Thierry Matrot, 2018
We’d take a bottle of this over an oaky, chewy New World Chardonnay, every day of the week.
£22.00
Country
France
Region
Burgundy
Style
Fruity & Balanced
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Château Caronne Sainte Gemme Cru Bourgeois, Haut-Médoc, 2012
All the classic character of the best Claret, made on one of the most prestigious "terroir" and at a very decent price.
£22.50
Country
France
Region
Bordeaux
Style
Classic & Savory
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Château Cissac Cru Bourgeois, Haut-Médoc, 2015
A Cru Bourgeois located between Saint Estephe and Pauillac that we have been buying for 20 years!
£22.50
Country
France
Region
Bordeaux
Style
Classic & Savory
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Savigny-lès-Beaune, Vieilles Vignes, Louis Chenu, 2016
Village Savigny is one of Burgundy’s red wine staples, and the Chenu wine always delivers the goods.
£24.00
Country
France
Region
Burgundy
Style
Light & Perfumed
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Château Teyssier, Grand Cru, Saint-Emilion, 2014
We buy Teyssier every vintage, without fail: of its type, it is a definitive right-bank claret.
£25.00
Country
France
Region
Bordeaux
Style
Classic & Savory
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Château Le Coteau, Margaux, 2014
Eric the bee-man: a vigneron obsessed with letting nature do the work; the vineyards are alive with an abundance of wildflowers and bees, and the resulting wine is as harmonious as the environment in which it is grown.
£25.00
Country
France
Region
Bordeaux
Style
Classic & Savory
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Savigny-lès-Beaune, 1er Cru Lavières, Louis Chenu et Filles, 2015
Savigny 1er Cru – probably the best value 1er Cru in the whole of the Côte d’Or.
£27.50
Country
France
Region
Burgundy
Style
Light & Perfumed
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Château de Valois, Pomerol, 2014
Made with passion by a family-run estate, vibrant and classic.
£27.50
Country
France
Region
Bordeaux
Style
Classic & Savory
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Montagny, 1er Cru Vieux Château, Laurent Cognard, 2018
The appellation may have lost some of the allure that it once had 20 years ago, but the wines are now much, much better.
£28.50
Country
France
Region
Burgundy
Style
Fruity & Balanced
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Château Tour Sieujean, Cru Bourgeois, Pauillac, 2015
Recently sold off an hectare of vines to Latour! Which means they now have less than 5 hectares to make their delicious nectar.
£28.50
Country
France
Region
Bordeaux
Style
Classic & Savory
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Santenay, blanc, Bachelet-Monnot, 2017
A classic white burgundy – mineral Chardonnay, and a very light touch of oak.
£29.50
Country
France
Region
Burgundy
Style
Complex & Buttery
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Santenay, Les Charmes, Bachelet-Monnot, 2017
Like its white counterpart, this delivers well above its station, one of the region’s most dependable red stalwarts.
£29.50
Country
France
Region
Burgundy
Style
Light & Perfumed
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Marie Demets, Brut, NV
A stunning grower Champagne, you will keep coming back for more, we promise.
£29.50
Country
France
Region
Champagne
Style
Fresh & Crisp
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Château Milens, Grand Cru, Saint-Emilion, 2014
A great value for money Saint-Emilion.
£30.00
Country
France
Region
Bordeaux
Style
Classic & Savory
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Auxey-Duresses, Thierry Matrot, 2015
Red burgundy is not all about drinking Grand Cru, it’s about proper authenticity, wines like Auxey rouge.
£32.00
Country
France
Region
Burgundy
Style
Light & Perfumed
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Château Trians Rosé, Domaine de Trians, 2019 Magnum
Provence is the top stop for rosé and Château Trians, one of the finest examples.
£32.00
Country
France
Region
Provence
Style
Dry & Crisp
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Love by Léoube rosé, 2019 Magnum
Joyful and vibrant rosé, to be shared with good friends (or not shared at all!).
£34.00
Country
France
Region
Provence
Style
Dry & Crisp
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Château Laforge Grand Cru, Saint-Emilion, 2011
So-called ‘off’ vintages are way too easily dismissed by commentators, yet so often produce enormous drinking pleasure.
£34.00
Country
France
Region
Bordeaux
Style
Classic & Savory
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Duluc de Branaire Ducru, Saint Julien, 2015
Second label of a fourth Granc Cru Classé, extension of the know-how of Branaire-Ducru.
£34.00
Country
France
Region
Bordeaux
Style
Classic & Savory
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Chassagne-Montrachet, rouge, Fontaine-Gagnard, 2017
In the right hands, it’s a match for any of the reds that are produced in the Côte de Beaune.
£35.00
Country
France
Region
Burgundy
Style
Light & Perfumed
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Château Chantelune, Margaux, 2014
"Sing to the moon" is a seductive Margaux. Tiny quantity, unmissable wine.
£37.50
Country
France
Region
Bordeaux
Style
Classic & Savory
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Saint Aubin, 1er Cru Murgers des Dents de Chien, Chartron, 2016
With this 1er Cru, the very best of Saint-Aubin, you will have Puligny-Montrachet quality in your glass without breaking the bank.
£39.50
Country
France
Region
Burgundy
Style
Fruity & Balanced
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Ségla, Margaux, 2015
The Chanel bag of our Claret range, elegant and sophisticated. No expense spared and made alongside the Grand Vin, should be twice the price.
£39.50
Country
France
Region
Bordeaux
Style
Classic & Savory
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Côte-Rôtie, Château de Montlys, Christophe Semaska, 2017
A bouquet of violets, a texture of velvet, with hints of black pepper, this has all the hallmarks of great Côte-Rôtie.
£42.50
Country
France
Region
Rhone
Style
Rich & Robust
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Aubry de Humbert, Brut Nature, 2012
Generous and radiant in the glass, a real Champagne experience.
£42.50
Country
France
Region
Champagne
Style
Creamy & Complex
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Meursault, En l’Ormeau, Boyer-Martenot, 2017
A majestic full bodied white, full of power and pleasure
£42.50
Country
France
Region
Burgundy
Style
Complex & Buttery
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Gevrey-Chambertin, Dix Climats, Drouhin-Laroze, 2017
If we wanted to get someone hooked on red burgundy, a bottle of this would do the perfect job.
£45.00
Country
France
Region
Burgundy
Style
Classic & Savory
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Hermitage, Domaine du Colombier, 2014
Hermitage can take time to mature, but this 2014 is now aged to perfection.
£45.00
Country
France
Region
Rhone
Style
Rich & Robust
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Chambolle-Musigny, Anne & Herve Sigaut, 2017
For those who prefer a touch of lightness to their reds, this is the wine, no doubt about it.
£49.00
Country
France
Region
Burgundy
Style
Classic & Savory
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Puligny-Montrachet, Les Reucheaux, Boyer-Martenot, 2017
Great to find a village Puligny where the price hasn’t reached a silly number.
£49.50
Country
France
Region
Burgundy
Style
Complex & Buttery
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Marie Demets, Brut, NV Magnum
A stunning grower Champagne, you will keep coming back for more, we promise.
£56.00
Country
France
Region
Champagne
Style
Fresh & Crisp
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Château Tour Sieujean, Cru Bourgeois, Pauillac, 2014 Magnum
Recently sold off an hectare of vines to Latour! Which means they now have less than 5 hectares to make their delicious nectar.
£58.00
Country
France
Region
Bordeaux
Style
Classic & Savory
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Château de Valois, Pomerol, 2014 Magnum
Made with passion by a family-run estate, vibrant and classic.
£58.00
Country
France
Region
Bordeaux
Style
Classic & Savory
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Volnay, 1er Cru Les Frémiets, Joseph Voillot, 2016
Not an inexpensive red burgundy, but if this quality came from the Côtes de Nuits, say Vosne-Romanée, twice the price.
£65.00
Country
France
Region
Burgundy
Style
Classic & Savory
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Château Milens, Grand Cru, Saint-Emilion, 2015 Magnum
A great value for money Saint-Emilion.
£72.00
Country
France
Region
Bordeaux
Style
Classic & Savory
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